All user reviews for the Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
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gouap43's review"2nd review!"
Were either advised by as a shop assistant with a witty eloquence.
Or they love unconvincing things that deform everything and, especially, have a more awful voice than the one that comes out of this crap.
I've owned it for 2 years. I used it for 4 concerts, 10 rehearsals and then added it to my collection of electronic crap that makes me vomit.
Did I try other products? A very short reverb, a beta58, a gate and, especially, a good sound engineer who makes sure my voice comes out like it should. When I showed him with great excitement my new acquisition, he just laughed in my face...But he did try it out. He's still laughing. The bastard!
What I like best: The look on the shop assistant when I asked for my money back two hours after buying it. He wouldn't do it! Yeah sure! He had it on demo for months. People stood in line to try it out and laugh. But he got me when I was drunk.
I do like its color. You can glue a flashing light to it and it would be a hit at fire department parties.
What I like the least: It produces feedback. It isn't natural! Metallic, artificial vocals. I heard a guy proudly singing with this crap. He added a third to his voice. If you closed your eyes you'd think a guy was burping a third! It's surely okay for a punk or satanic band.
It's really not good. If you need backing vocals while you sing, get people who can sing, it's better.
I used it for guitar and got some funny results.
It's really very expensive for what it's worth. ...
- Either they didn't read the manual
- Or they don't know how to sing.
Yes, because you need to, at least, know how to sing to use it and you can modify all the effects with the controls.
It's quite intuitive and, in case you have any problems, the manual is very clear.
Sounds can be easily edited, everything runs smoothly.
The built-in Loop pedal could've been a bit more elaborated, but with only two pedals it's obvious that you'll be somewhat limited by the functionalities sometimes.
In fact, live, it's hard to play with harmonies and, at the same time, trigger a loop because you need to push the Loop button with your hand.
But that's anecdotal.
Very good quality.
It sounds really good, even if some harmonies sound a bit metallic in the high end.
Live, it's a real plus.
I've been using it for two years, in the studio to record quick takes and, live with an entire band or with a duo. It's good and beautiful.
40 factory and 80 user programs. Each program allows yo to daisy-chain several effects: Dynamic, Pitch Correct, Tone or Special Effect, double/harmony, Delay, Reverb.
One or several effects can be set on or off engaging the pedal on the right.
The looper effect seems all right, but I can't tell you any advantages about it because I don't use it much.
XLR connector, with the possibility to supply 48V to a mic.
It works on batteries or with a PSU. Go with the PSU, it's better
What I really hate is that you can't save any settings. If it breaks down, you'd better have all written down on paper...
You need to get used to it. There's nothing worse than setting off the looper in the middle of a gig. But once you've spent several hours fine-tuning the settings, there's not much to do.
To browse the menus and settings you use the wheel and two buttons, plus the display (one line, 20 characters). It's pretty annoying.
Personally, I prepare each song on the box, with volume, EQ and, eventually, effects. The same goes for the reverb....which varies with the song. That way, a live performance is more homogeneous, be it a ballad or a more upbeat song, the level of the vocals is always perfectly adjusted in relation to the rest.
There's not much to say regarding the quality of the sound. I'd say it's very clear.
The pitch correct ought to be used sparingly, unless you want to achieve the "young-modern-singer" effect.
The flanger is not deep enough for my taste. When you use this effect it's often to make everything a bit muddier.
I've been using it for two years live and for rehearsals. Right now, it has become indispensable, up to the point that I've considered buying a second one as backup (this kind of gear usually breaks down right before a gig).
The biggest drawback for me is the impossibility to edit on a PC and to make backups. Other than that, it's truly impeccable.
The Boss VE-20 has some powerful effects like, robot, strobe, chorus, reverb, electric and a few more. All of them have a great sound to them and will add some much needed life to your vocals. I have used this unit in a studio before but I feel like it's more designed for live use. You won’t find another Vocal Effects Processor like this one unless you spend at least 400 dollars. The Boss VE-20 only cost a little over 200 but for everything you get with it and its on-stage ability makes it almost priceless.
The VE-20 has onboard phantom power in case you are using a condenser microphone. All of the pitch correction and effects are in real time. My favorite vocal effects are harmony and the delay.
They are really colorful and clean. If you don’t want to use a preset you don’t have to , there are editing controls on the VE-20 that will let you create your own effects but it won't come quick or easy. It will take some time to get used to creating your own stuff and you will probably want to watch some tutorials and read the manual before you begin with that process. The manual will tell you everything you need to know, it is well written and easy to understand and comprehend. If you are a live vocalist then this unit is something you must buy right away.
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cyrb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
CONFIGURATION IS VERY SIMPLE AND MANUAL WELL CLEAR SOUNDS ARE EASILY EDITABLE AND AFTER SOME hack ON A CORRECT SOMETHING THAT WE KNOW SAUVEGARGER .. THE PROBLEM IS THAT FOR LIVE AND INSTANT CHANGE IS NAZE ...
THE EFFECTS ARE FAIRLY REALISTIC ... A SMALL FLAT FOR THESE 2-3-4 PRESET MULTIPLE VOICE AND I PASS. I AM SO MUCH MORE ELECTRO VOICE I HAVE A LITTLE WRONG WITH THIS TYPE OF MACHINE. IF AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE I HAD A LITTLE SCRATCH THE FORUMS WILL BE I DO NOT MAKE THIS CHOICE.
I USED THE LAST YEAR AROUND ... ITS EASY TO USE IS A PLUS .. FOR PERFORMANCE ON WILL LEAVE TO LESS. FOR THIS PRICE ON THERE CERTAINLY BETTER. IN WHAT CONCERNS ME I WILL DO MORE THIS CHOICE.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
www.musiqueaemporter.com's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Funny but not pro ..."
If you are interested in using the loop on stage, go your way, there is nothing to see. Since it is impossible to delete a single layer of sound, it means no erreurs.Alors when COMMIT is the 5th or 6th an error occurs on stage, it fucks wrong!
More certain effects radio / hip hop / jazz + others I have not tried very quickly generate feedback.
After using pretty intense few months I have come to this conclusion. If there are pedals that do one effect for the same price, there is a reason. The multi-effect is nice and lets see what have wants but the sound quality is not at the rendezvous, most sounds a bit cheap.
I used more or less 5 months and I have to sell it ...
I'll probably go to TC and when finances permit me, I will buy a loop station worthy of the name.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
jackblazz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good price / quality ratio, easy to manage and adictif, despite some faults."
This is a very good pedal for its price.
It is well with exploding. I have spent hours.
Today I intend to buy a bigger stroke more opportunities (RC-50)
That said, here are the limits:
Loop a little short (45s.) and inability to erase anything. If after 10 loopées instrumental layers, the musician makes a mistake, we must start all over again or listen to the error and again each time.
double-click to stop the loop is not very practical. it tends to stop the loop by mistake, and must start over.
a failure has occurred, phase inversions appear and disappear as input, so I removed all my basses. By pushing the gain and the level of the instrument that fits in your pedal, the signal returns to normal. But it's still very disabling and unusable on stage. Conclusion: pedal that is not "foolproof", which is a shame.
2 years and I bought it used in very good condition.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
not simply for live and too many choices one ever uses
I personally find the bad dubbing compare to gxt helicon home that is used with the soundtrack there's a chasm quality level
I use it for two months and I board not hang I sing with an h1 and a gxt in any two of helicon and deamde this is if we will not keep the same h1 bcp is less complete because in the end even with a lower price I'm not happy, for it is against my personal opinion because according as it is used it can be interresting on fairly recent styles of music like rap or r'n'b
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
windigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent speech processor"
Of Reverb, Echo, Harmonies, Robots, megaphone, through Tune In, must be difficult not to find a suitable sound. Bonus: an easy to use Looper (a bit short in time, but like all, one should add a stereo Jamman later if utility), no need to triple pedal switch.
So, of course, wish to live editable via a very readable screen, each preset is working to his liking and is memorable. It lacks the! USB but there are
of left and right XLR outputs with a single, a mixed input (XLR / jack 6.35) for a given power often, a headphone / line stereo 6.35, and an important point, a switch that is often lacking among competitors.
No MIDI. This effect is really for singers and can do without an instrument, digital, it gives good sound.
Presets to edit and modify a very simple way. The manual is very clear and not essential. As already mentioned the editing is very easy by the selector menu button and a scroll wheel, more generally, the reverb is adjusted by its own button.
At first when using the Presets as, you're scared, but once the edition and the parameters are refined approach to realism on stage right.
Mics already and all of a workstation or an orchestra.
Like all speech processors or other instruments, there are effects that do not use or just for fun, if not, they are all good after an adjustment. I note it well compared to its price and a good approach for beginners in which processors do not want to take a long head.
More than two years and he has seen, but he shows great strength.
Yes, I have a wide range of speech processors, before and after, TCH, Digitech, EHX.
The least: it is not in the high end so we can check the product of TCH, but it is less "metal" as Voice Live Play, pretty amazing. In the price range, it does not come close harmonies of G XT, but it covers many other effects for the singer.
What I like are the little extras like the switch, the Looper manageable with the "Twins" that does not require the addition of a triple Foot Switch for example, the price for singers with tight budgets and the wide range of effects it offers. It is therefore what is asked, this is an excellent choice over simplicity / refund / prize so safe choice, a Swiss Army knife that can take you anywhere.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
low-quality reverb, harmonizer fairly editable ultimately very décevant.Un gadget lover, not a multi purpose singer.
Rather look to the home voiceplay tc for about the same price reverbs are far more pros even if they are not editable.
there is really the downside, it's just a toy.
proper value for money, but the subject is not more expensive, both to acquire the tc VoiceLive play where there reverbs sound pro.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful